Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate announces expansion to Australia and New Zealand

The move into the Australia and New Zealand markets, where the Better Homes & Gardens media brand has been established for the past 40 years, was a natural choice. Better Homes & Gardens magazine alone is the most read magazine in Australia with 2.5 million readers.

Could the next big earthquake be bigger than we thought?

Some Californians face the thought of a massive earthquake with a bit of sangfroid. After all, we’ve been hearing about “the big one” for so long that it feels like an urban legend …

Real estate brokers around globe brace for fleeing American voters

Did your clients on both sides of the political spectrum admit to browsing houses online in Costa Rica, dreaming of castles in Ireland or eyeing second homes in Vancouver as the election neared? It may have just been talk, but international markets are…

Why people thought I was at my desk while I was backpacking in New Zealand

New Zealand is incredible, but Wi-Fi in New Zealand is not so incredible. Knowing this, I left our brokerage social media in the hands of various apps and automated web-based services for almost three weeks while I was on vacation 8,476 miles away. The…

How we got 40 deals from a real estate expo in Shanghai

Between Dec. 11-13, 2015, I attended the Shanghai Luxury Property Showcase (LPS), hosted at the Marriott Shanghai City Center. As discussed in previous articles, trade shows and expos have been part of our overall strategy in China since we first began…